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>> Fatimah Derie and her family thought their years in Kenya's hot, dusty Kakuma refugee camp were coming to an end. Derie came to the camp after living through horror in her native Somalia.>> My husband was killed, some of my children were killed.>> But with her US papers in hand, she hoped to follow her son, Aden, and his family, for a new life in Columbus, Ohio, but then President Trump issued his ban on refugees soon after taking office, leaving Derie in limbo and her family torn apart.
Immigration reporter Yeganeh Torbati.>> People like Aden Hassan and his family are seeing particularly sharp and dramatic impacts from President Trump's policies. Although the refugee ban itself expired, many of the restrictions that the Trump administration has put into place continue to limit refugees.>> There's no way to screen these refugees.
>> It's a story repeating itself among thousands of refugees being turned away and kept apart.>> There are far fewer muslims coming in than there were previously, even during Republican administrations, and also there are far fewer people coming in from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa, including Somalia, but also Iran, Iraq, Syria.
>> The U.S. is on track to admit just 22,000 refugees this year. A drop of 75% from 2016. The administration cites security risks posed by refugees. But Reuters has learned internal reviews b Trump's own administration contradict those concerns.>> One example of that was last summer a working group of civil servants, experts in refugees, vetting, security issues found that refugee admissions could restart for all countries safely.
That finding, according to our reporting was rejected by officials at the White House.>> Fatimah Derie is now being told she needs to undergo yet another security check, leaving her little hope her family will be re-united in the near future.